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Will flying cars take off? Japan's government hopes so

Sep. 18, 2018 11:55 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Electric drones booked through smartphones pick people up from office rooftops, shortening travel time by hours, reducing the need for parking and clearing smog from the air. This vision of the future is driving the Japanese government's "flying car" project. Major carrier All Nippon Airways,...

Chinese auto sales fall for second month in August

Sep. 11, 2018 7:44 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese auto sales fell for a second month in August, an industry group reported Tuesday, adding to signs of economic malaise amid a worsening tariff battle with Washington. Sales of SUVs, sedans and minivans in the biggest global auto market contracted by 4.6 percent from a year earlier to...

Nissan launches China-focused electric car

Aug. 27, 2018 9:13 AM EDT

GUANGZHOU, China (AP) — Nissan's first electric sedan designed for China began production Monday at the start of a wave of dozens of planned lower-cost electrics being created by global automakers for their biggest market. Manufacturers including General Motors and Volkswagen are poised this year to launch...

Suzuki, Mazda, Yamaha admit using fake vehicle emission data

Aug. 9, 2018 3:23 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese automakers Suzuki Motor Corp., Mazda Motor Corp. and Yamaha Motor Co. have admitted using falsified emissions data to inspect their new vehicles after the government ordered the industry to review its procedures. Japan's transport ministry said Thursday the three automakers admitted...

Nissan profits plunge on slumping sales, rising costs

Jul. 26, 2018 7:01 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Nissan Motor Co.'s profits plunged 14 percent in the latest quarter as U.S. and European sales fell sharply and raw material costs rose. Net profit in the April-June period fell to 115.8 billion yen ($1.05 billion), down from 134.9 billion yen in the same quarter last year, the Japanese...